IMDB Top 250

Following suite after seeing this, I decided I wanted my own IMDB Top 250 list and so here it is. Here are some interesting facts:

  • I’m starting off with 40 movies already crossed off the list.
  • I’ve watched none of the movies from the Lord of the Rings series (May be I’ll start off from there?)
  • I’ve watched most of the movies from the Harry Potter series.
  • I’ve watched all of the Pirates of the Caribbean series.
  • I’ve watched all of the Batman/Dark Knight movies.
  • I’ve watched almost all of the Star Wars movies.
  • I’ve watched both the Star Trek movies which were released after 2009
  • I’ve watched most of Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster titles: The Dark Knight, The Prestige, Inception, Memento.
  • I’ve watched the only bollywood movie on this list: 3 Idiots.

Last Updated: 27th Feb 2014

Rank Title
1 The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
2 The Godfather (1972)
3 The Godfather: Part II (1974)
4 Pulp Fiction (1994)
5 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
6 The Dark Knight (2008)
7 12 Angry Men (1957)
8 Schindler’s List (1993)
9 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King(2003)
10 Fight Club (1999)
11 Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back(1980)
12 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring(2001)
13 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
14 Goodfellas (1990)
15 Inception (2010)
16 Seven Samurai (1954)
17 Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)
18 Forrest Gump (1994)
19 The Matrix (1999)
20 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
21 City of God (2002)
22 The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
23 Se7en (1995)
24 Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
25 Casablanca (1942)
26 The Usual Suspects (1995)
27 Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
28 Rear Window (1954)
29 It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
30 Psycho (1960)
31 Léon: The Professional (1994)
32 Sunset Blvd. (1950)
33 American History X (1998)
34 Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
35 Apocalypse Now (1979)
36 Memento (2000)
37 Saving Private Ryan (1998)
38 City Lights (1931)
39 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
40 Gravity (2013)
41 Alien (1979)
42 Modern Times (1936)
43 Spirited Away (2001)
44 North by Northwest (1959)
45 Back to the Future (1985)
46 The Pianist (2002)
47 Life Is Beautiful (1997)
48 Citizen Kane (1941)
49 The Shining (1980)
50 M (1931)
51 The Departed (2006)
52 Paths of Glory (1957)
53 Vertigo (1958)
54 American Beauty (1999)
55 Django Unchained (2012)
56 The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
57 Aliens (1986)
58 Taxi Driver (1976)
59 Double Indemnity (1944)
60 Intouchables (2011)
61 The Green Mile (1999)
62 Gladiator (2000)
63 WALL·E (2008)
64 The Lives of Others (2006)
65 Toy Story 3 (2010)
66 The Great Dictator (1940)
67 The Prestige (2006)
68 A Clockwork Orange (1971)
69 Amélie (2001)
70 Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
71 To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
72 Reservoir Dogs (1992)
73 Das Boot (1981)
74 Cinema Paradiso (1988)
75 The Lion King (1994)
76 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
77 The Third Man (1949)
78 Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
79 Requiem for a Dream (2000)
80 Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)
81 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
82 Full Metal Jacket (1987)
83 Braveheart (1995)
84 L.A. Confidential (1997)
85 Oldboy (2003)
86 Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
87 Metropolis (1927)
88 Chinatown (1974)
89 Some Like It Hot (1959)
90 Rashômon (1950)
91 Bicycle Thieves (1948)
92 All About Eve (1950)
93 Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
94 Princess Mononoke (1997)
95 Amadeus (1984)
96 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
97 Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
98 The Sting (1973)
99 The Apartment (1960)
100 Unforgiven (1992)
101 Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
102 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
103 Raging Bull (1980)
104 The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
105 Die Hard (1988)
106 Yojimbo (1961)
107 Batman Begins (2005)
108 A Separation (2011)
109 Inglourious Basterds (2009)
110 Snatch. (2000)
111 For a Few Dollars More (1965)
112 Toy Story (1995)
113 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
114 On the Waterfront (1954)
115 The Great Escape (1963)
116 Downfall (2004)
117 Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
118 Up (2009)
119 The General (1926)
120 The Seventh Seal (1957)
121 Heat (1995)
122 The Elephant Man (1980)
123 The Maltese Falcon (1941)
124 Blade Runner (1982)
125 The Kid (1921)
126 Wild Strawberries (1957)
127 Scarface (1983)
128 Rebecca (1940)
129 Ikiru (1952)
130 Fargo (1996)
131 Gran Torino (2008)
132 Ran (1985)
133 The Big Lebowski (1998)
134 Touch of Evil (1958)
135 The Gold Rush (1925)
136 The Deer Hunter (1978)
137 Cool Hand Luke (1967)
138 It Happened One Night (1934)
139 Les diaboliques (1955)
140 Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
141 No Country for Old Men (2007)
142 The Sixth Sense (1999)
143 Good Will Hunting (1997)
144 Casino (1995)
145 Jaws (1975)
146 Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
147 Strangers on a Train (1951)
148 The Wizard of Oz (1939)
149 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
150 Platoon (1986)
151 Jagten (2012)
152 Sin City (2005)
153 The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
154 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
155 Trainspotting (1996)
156 Gone with the Wind (1939)
157 The Thing (1982)
158 Annie Hall (1977)
159 Hotel Rwanda (2004)
160 High Noon (1952)
161 Warrior (2011)
162 The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
163 Finding Nemo (2003)
164 My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
165 V for Vendetta (2005)
166 The Avengers (2012)
167 Dial M for Murder (1954)
168 Notorious (1946)
169 How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
170 Into the Wild (2007)
171 Life of Brian (1979)
172 The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
173 Network (1976)
174 The Terminator (1984)
175 Million Dollar Baby (2004)
176 There Will Be Blood (2007)
177 Ben-Hur (1959)
178 The Night of the Hunter (1955)
179 The King’s Speech (2010)
180 Stand by Me (1986)
181 The Big Sleep (1946)
182 Twelve Monkeys (1995)
183 Groundhog Day (1993)
184 The 400 Blows (1959)
185 Donnie Darko (2001)
186 Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
187 Rush (2013/I)
188 Amores perros (2000)
189 Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
190 Gandhi (1982)
191 Mary and Max (2009)
192 The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
193 A Beautiful Mind (2001)
194 The Killing (1956)
195 The Graduate (1967)
196 Persona (1966)
197 Black Swan (2010)
198 The Princess Bride (1987)
199 The Hustler (1961)
200 Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
201 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
202 Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
203 La strada (1954)
204 The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
205 Rocky (1976)
206 8½ (1963)
207 The Exorcist (1973)
208 Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
209 In the Name of the Father (1993)
210 Rope (1948)
211 Fanny and Alexander (1982)
212 Stalag 17 (1953)
213 Monsters, Inc. (2001)
214 Barry Lyndon (1975)
215 The Wild Bunch (1969)
216 Infernal Affairs (2002)
217 The Truman Show (1998)
218 Life of Pi (2012)
219 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
220 Roman Holiday (1953)
221 All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
222 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2(2011)
223 Memories of Murder (2003)
224 Sleuth (1972)
225 Jurassic Park (1993)
226 Stalker (1979)
227 Star Trek (2009)
228 Ratatouille (2007)
229 A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
230 A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
231 Ip Man (2008)
232 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
233 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
234 District 9 (2009)
235 Shutter Island (2010)
236 Rain Man (1988)
237 Incendies (2010)
238 La haine (1995)
239 Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
240 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
241 The Artist (2011/I)
242 Bringing Up Baby (1938)
243 Beauty and the Beast (1991)
244 3 Idiots (2009)
245 Before Sunrise (1995)
246 Mystic River (2003)
247 Three Colours: Red (1994)
248 Papillon (1973)
249 In the Heat of the Night (1967)
250 Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)